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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

My Anon M2's with an extra lens in my coat or backpack (I have the standard lenses - Red Solex for bright conditions and Blue Lagoon for dim/flat). Someone above mentioned easy lens changes on the Smith I/OX, but that's got nothing on the Anon. I change mine in a few seconds without taking my goggles off.

I second the Anon M2.  I carry the same to lenses and the ease to swap lenses is outstanding.  It takes longer to take the spare lens from your pocket than to swap them.  Once you have the lens out, it literally takes about 3 seconds (not an exaggeration) to take off the current lens and put the new one on (without taking your goggles off).  They also fit very comfortably.  Also, next year, Anon M2 will get MFI (face mask that attaches to the goggles with magnets), so I'll likely upgrade to those next year; super pumped! 

post #32 of 41

I'm a dan of smith goggles, but If i were skiing today, it's 30F with mostly sun and some thin high cloud, so I'd be wearing Oakley sunglasses with a medium permission lens.

post #33 of 41

I just got the Smith I/O7 this season and they've been great. I have the red sol-x and the blue sensor lenses, and one of the two is always appropriate for the day. 

post #34 of 41
I really like my Smith IO7 and Smth Helmet combo, they fit together perfectly and Smith's integrated ventilation system works great. I wear a platinum mirror for bright days and some kind of reddish mirror (might be red sol-x like LiveJazz) for cloudy days.

I am very tempted by the Anon MFI system, and if I can swap out the goggles without losing the helmet fit, I might end up doing that. We'll have to see what's on sale.
post #35 of 41

Anon m2, red solex and blue lagoon as low light

post #36 of 41

Anon M2 is the best goggle I've ever used, hands down. Red Ice for low light/fog, Blue Cobalt for bluebird.

post #37 of 41

curious, have you had a chance to compare the red ice and blue lagoon.

post #38 of 41
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curious, have you had a chance to compare the red ice and blue lagoon.


Yes, I had a pair of anon M1's that came with red ice. When I bought my M2's they came with blue lagoon and I immediately began looking for Red Ice. Red Ice is just a little brighter and more clear in low light, but the real difference is in fog. Here in Revy we have a lot of fog and Red Ice has saved my butt many times.

 

Just beware, if the sun comes out you are going blind.

post #39 of 41

got it, I ski with a pack and have the spare lens with me. I ski Breck a lot and the conditions can change couple times in a day if fronts are moving in/out. I will have to see if I can get my hands on the red ice lens and check em out, Thanks

post #40 of 41

You can use Anon's lens visualizer to compare the lenses. It doesn't work great in my opinion for the full effect (3D and contrast), but can give you the brightness and color difference.

 

http://www.anonoptics.com/lens-tints

post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by colospgsmike View Post
 

got it, I ski with a pack and have the spare lens with me. I ski Breck a lot and the conditions can change couple times in a day if fronts are moving in/out. I will have to see if I can get my hands on the red ice lens and check em out, Thanks


No problem. I do the same here, I've got it down so I don't even have to stop skiing to switch now lol. it's cool that you get the lens case now if you just buy the lens so you just pop it in your pack or wherever and you know it's not getting scratched. The lens visualizer on anon's website is pretty much bang on for the low light comparison. Blue Lagoon is sh*t in fog though, IMO.

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